Egypt's tourism sinks by 28.6%
Tourism from Western Europe declined the most, followed by Eastern Europe
The number of tourists visiting Egypt has dropped by 28.6 percent in January 2012 in comparison to last year, according to a government report issued Thursday.
The total number of tourists in January 2012 was 820,000, compared with 1.15 million in January 2011, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics reported.
Tourism from Western Europe declined the most, followed by Eastern Europe. The number of Arab tourists was 167,000 in January 2012, compared to 139,000 in January 2011, an increase of 20.5 percent.
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